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Dominique Martin

Senior Lecturer in Health Ethics and Professionalism, School of Medicine, Deakin University

Dr Dominique Martin is Senior Lecturer in Health Ethics and Professionalism at the School of Medicine, Deakin University. Dominique has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Philosophy (The University of Melbourne, 2005) and a PhD in Applied Ethics (The University of Melbourne, 2011).

Dominique is involved in research into the ethics of international travel for medical care (“medical tourism”) and the ethical issues of selling human biological materials, which was the subject of her PhD thesis. She is a member of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group, which is concerned with international organ trafficking and “transplant tourism”. Dominique is particularly interested in the subject of national self-sufficiency in organ transplantation, an ethical concept and policy goal on which she has worked in collaboration with the WHO.

Dominique’s other research interests include end-of-life decision-making; deceased donation of organs; virtue ethics, and the professional duties of health care providers.


  • 2016–present
    Senior lecturer in Health Ethics and Professionalism, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health, Deakin University
  • 2012–2016
    Lecturer in Health Ethics, Centre for Health Equity, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne


  • 2014 
    The University of Melbourne, Graduate Certificate of University Teaching
  • 2011 
    The University of Melbourne, PhD (Applied Ethics)
  • 2005 
    The University of Melbourne, BA (Hons)
  • 2003 
    The University of Melbourne, MBBS/BA

Professional Memberships

  • The Transplantation Society
  • International Association of Bioethics
  • Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group

Research Areas

  • Applied Ethics (2201)
  • Bioethics (Human And Animal) (220101)
  • Medical Ethics (220106)